Government

May 13, 2016

Get Ahead on Next Year’s Taxes

Although it seems like we just wrapped up our 2015 taxes – scrambling to find receipts, tax donations and pay stubs, we are almost 6 months […]
May 12, 2016

Marketplace Lending Can Thrive with Innovation

For most consumers, the relationship with a marketplace lender begins and ends with getting a personal loan.  But what if, like Google and Amazon before them, […]
May 11, 2016

New Regulations Affect Consumers’ Access to Credit

Credit card debt is an issue for many families.  According to The National Foundation for Credit Counseling, 1 in 3 Americans roll over a balance from […]
May 10, 2016

Lenders Tighten Standards on Loans to Oil/Gas Industry

Lenders in the U.S. tightened standards and restructured loans for businesses in the oil and gas sector in the opening months of the year amid slumping […]
May 6, 2016

2016: States with the Highest & Lowest Tax Rates

Another tax season is thankfully behind us.  Tax season can be stressful for many Americans, especially those who still owe money to Uncle Sam at the […]
May 5, 2016

People Are Still Seeing Red Over the Housing Collapse

The nation’s housing markets may be finally getting over the foreclosure crisis, but for many Americans the anger hasn’t subsided.  This recent home sale in Florida […]
May 4, 2016

FTC Obtains $13.4M Judgment in Financing Scheme

A federal court found BlueHippo Funding LLC, BlueHippo Capital LLC and Joseph Rensin in contempt for operating an allegedly deceptive computer financing scheme in violation of […]
May 3, 2016

Entry Level Home Prices Shut Out First-Time Buyers

A new report from Zillow says home values are rising fastest in the entry-level segment in more than half of the largest U.S. housing markets. This, […]